PEAK Summer Camp

Welcome to the 20th year of PEAK Summer Camp!

The Department of Recreational Services at Kent State University is excited to offer our weekly themed camps for the 20th consecutive year. PEAK Summer Camp is designed for children 6 - 15 years of age. PEAK Summer Camp is accredited by the American Camp Association.
Each session is facilitated by highly motivated and energetic students and professionals. All camp counselors are certified in American Red Cross First Aid and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer. Activities change weekly based on the theme, but the camp follows a similar structure each week; there is also swimming every day. Lunch, snacks and a t-shirt are provided.

For our 20th year, we have revamped our Counselor-In-Training Program and have created Teen Camp. Teen Camp is available for campers who are beginning the 7th grade and above. The Counselor -In-Training Program is available to those campers age 12 and above. You can find more details about each option, from the tabs below.

There are nine weekly sessions of PEAK Summer Camp beginning June 1stand ending August 7th. Each camp day runs from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Please note that there is no camp during the week of June 28 - July 3 due to the observance of the July 4th  holiday.  The University recognizes that holiday on Friday, July 3, 2020.

Weekly Camp Fees

  • Fee for camp is $155 per week ($50 down payment + $105 balance).
  • A down payment is due at the time of registration for each session. By paying the down payment, your camper’s spot for that specific week is confirmed.
  • The balance for each specific week is due the Friday prior.

Sibling Discount

If you register more than one child in your family each week, every additional child will receive a $15 discount off of their camp registration for that specific week.

Extended Care

If you need to drop-off early or pick-up late, we provide that option for you and your family. Before care is available starting at 7 a.m. and after care is available until 6 p.m.
Cost: $22/week for one option (either early or late) and $33/week for both options. We do not offer a per day option for Extended Care.

 


Registration Steps:

  1. Create your online account or login to your existing online account.
    (video tutorial: Fusion WebPortal Account Set Up)
  2. Add dependents to your account if necessary.
    (video tutorial Signing In & Adding Dependents)
  3. Register child(ren) for Peak Summer Camp - Step #1 Deposits.
    (video tutorial Registration Deposits)
  4. Register child(ren) for Peak Summer Camp - Step #2 Weekly Balance.
    (video tutorial Registration Weekly Balances)
    Note: Extended Care options can be added during Weekly Balance registration. Extended care options are $20/week for one option or $30/week for both options.
    Note: Multiple child discount is not available online and must be applied in person at the SRWC Pro Shop or over the phone.
  5. Complete Medical and Emergency Contact Paperwork. (online paperwork form
    (Video tutorial Online Paperwork)

PEAK Summer Camp

An additional offering to PEAK Summer Camp this year is swim lessons for those campers who request it. These lessons will be offered at no additional cost and will take place during your campers designated swim time. We plan to offer them 2-3 days per week, throughout all 9 weeks of camp!

WEEK 1: JUNE 1 – 5

"Happy Camper"
Welcome to Camp Peak, a certified happy camper area! This stargazing and fire blazing week will be filled with camping, climbing, and how to have fun in the great outdoors. Let’s hop in the RV and get going. Your adventure is waiting!
Activities: TBA

WEEK 2: JUNE 8 – 12

"A PEAK into the Cosmos"
Suit up and take a trip into outer space. From making and launching your own rockets, building your own planet, to visiting the campus planetarium, this week is full of experiences that are out of this world!
Activities: TBA

WEEK 3: JUNE 15 – 19

"PEAK World Tour"
Join us this week as we stamp our passports during our adventures around the world! With “Trips” to Italy, Spain, China and even the good ‘ole USA, we will explore games and crafts that are unique to different cultures.
Activities: TBA

WEEK 4: JUNE 22 – 26

“PEAK’s a Circus, Enjoy the Show”
Come one come all to the best carnival of all! Who doesn’t enjoy a good show? Please join us as we have a good time “clowning around” and have a fun time! There will be several crafts, games, and a carnival your camper can participate in.
Activities: TBA

NO CAMP: JUNE 29 – JULY 3

WEEK 5: JULY 6 – 10

"Heroes"
Grab your cape…or uniform, as we explore what it means to be a hero! This week we will look at comic books and beyond, to everyday heroes in society.
Activities: TBA

WEEK 6: JULY 13 – 17

"Lights, Camera, PEAK"
Does being the center of the spotlight intrigue you? This week we step into the bright lights of the world’s entertainers and host our Annual Talent Show on Thursday!
Activities: TBA

WEEK 7: JULY 20 – 24

"Happy Holidays"
“It’s the most wonderful time of the year”… SUMMER! Join us as we spend the week observing different holidays celebrated throughout the year.
Activities: TBA

WEEK 8: JULY 27 – 31

"PEAK Olympics”
Tokyo is hosting the Olympic Games this summer! Since the summer games are a once in every four-year occurrence, we had to take part in it too! Our PEAK Olympians will be making crafts, playing games, and having their own taste of The Games.
Activities: TBA

WEEK 9: AUG. 3 – 7

"Aqua Adventure Week"
MARCO? Don’t be a fish out of water. Let’s grab our swimsuits and get ready to be soaked! Try to hold your breath for this wacky water week. POLO!
Activities: TBA

Teen Camp

Teen Camp is available to those campers who are entering the 7th grade and above. This camp is still park of PEAK Summer Camp, with the older aged camper group now having its own programming. Teen Camp will focus on programming and activities that are age appropriate for those campers. Don’t worry, swimming and physical activities will still be a part of their weekly schedule! We will be planning guest interactions from across campus, facility tours, educational sessions and much more!

WEEK 1: JUNE 1 – 5

"The Outdoors/Camping/Environmental Awareness"
Go green with PEAK! This week we will learn about how to have fun in the great outdoors, while also keeping them clean and healthy. Parents do not be alarmed if there is a tent in your backyard after this week.
Activities: TBA

WEEK 2: JUNE 8 – 12

"A PEAK into the Cosmos"
Suit up and take a trip into outer space. From making and launching your own rockets, building your own planet, to visiting the campus planetarium, this week is full of experiences that are out of this world!
Activities: TBA

WEEK 3: JUNE 15 – 19

“Global Citizens"
This week, we will be exploring other countries and their cultures. We will be learning about civic responsibilities, the environment, and how we can make a positive impact on the world!
Activities: TBA

WEEK 4: JUNE 22 – 26

"A PEAK into the Future”
During this week we will introduce the college lifestyle to the teens! We will show them around campus and even take them on a tour to see the residence halls and some academic buildings! This week is a chance to get the inside scoop on college life.
Activities: TBA

NO CAMP: JUNE 29 – JULY 3

WEEK 5: JULY 6 – 10

"Heroes & Dreamers"
This week is all about both fictional and everyday heroes in society. We will be exploring different career paths, as well as, learning how we can be heroes in our own communities!
Activities: TBA

WEEK 6: JULY 13 – 17

"Content Creators"
What to know what goes on behind the scenes of a production? This week we step behind the curtain and use our skills to produce, direct and host our Annual Talent Show on Thursday!
Activities: TBA

WEEK 7: JULY 20 – 24

"Happy Holidays"
“It’s the most wonderful time of the year”… SUMMER! Join us as we spend the week observing different holidays celebrated throughout the year.
Activities: TBA

WEEK 8: JULY 27 – 31

"PEAK’s Got Game”
Since the 2020 Olympics Games are around the corner, it’s a great week to dive into Health & Wellness! We plan on visiting the numerous Varsity Athletic Venues & speaking with the Athletic Training Team. We also intend to teach your campers how to be healthy, both physically and mentally.
Activities: TBA

WEEK 9: AUG. 3 – 7

"Water Life Week"
Welcome to the life of water! This week will be filled with crazy water experiments that will get you soaked, so be ready to impress your science teachers (maybe with a dry pair of clothes first).
Activities: TBA

Counselor-In-Training Program

The Counselor-In-Training Program (CIT) is available to those campers who are age 12 and above.

This program requires an application, camper interview and going through Counselor Training for one week. Please note that this Training Week would be split between camp activities with Teen Camp and Counselor Training.

Since we will be spending the time training your campers and wanting them to get the most out of this experience, we have set a minimum attendance policy to be involved in the CIT Program:

  • All CIT Applicants must attend PEAK Summer Camp for a minimum of three weeks, within a four week stretch.
  • To get the most out of the experience, the more weeks in attendance, the better!
  • If your camper is only available for a few weeks or periodically throughout the summer, we ask you to have them participate in Teen Camp.

If your camper is accepted into this program, they will still be considered a camper in all aspects of camp. We do this for attendance and ratios purposes, which we are required to stay within by ACA Guidelines.

Once your camper completes their Counselor Training, they will be assigned to a group where they would assist the Camp Counselors each week. Items that they will be assisting with:

  • Check-In Process
  • Check-Out Process
  • Assist with monitoring their assigned group
  • Assist with leading activities
  • Assist with helping Counselors plan and organize programming
  • If we have any major campus field trips planned for Teen Camp, the CITs will be involved with those opportunities and then returned to their group. We don’t want to exclude them from those great learning opportunities, by being involved in this program.

We also are planning to offer some leadership and development seminars throughout the summer. The CITs will be involved in those opportunities as well.

Don’t worry, swimming will still be a part of their weekly schedule!

If there are any questions regarding the CIT Program, please contact Joshua or David!